The Hope Center takes training courses at the National Shrine of the Lady Snows Training Center.
Thursday September 25, 2014 the Hope Center personal attended training classes at the National Shrine of the Lady Snows Training Center in Belleville, Illinois. Steve Smith, Tonya Moore and Bucky Conner took a course to learn/brush up on their skills of serving the community through the Hope Center, plus, share and learn with other volunteer organizations throughout Southern Illinois.
The four courses provided were Social Media, Volunteer Age Matters, Your Attitude Is Showing, and Colors. Before the courses there was an opening program to welcome all who attended and a guest speaker, Rob Dyer, Senior Pastor, First United Presbyterian Church pumped up the crowd and got us ready for the upcoming courses. After the first guest speaker the attendees separated into groups by the courses they chose before attending.
After the courses were over the attendees were served lunch and desert followed. After lunch we all gather into one large conference room for the finial guest speaker led by Rick Skinner, Vice President, Volunteer Center, and United Way of Greater St. Louis United Way, for the closing. All the volunteer organizations shared with each other their views, accomplishments and future goals. The Hope Center shared about great things that are happening in Southeast Illinois and passed out brochures on Illinois newest Christian College, Morthland College. A great time was had by all who attended and a lot of information was shared between the businesses.
Anyone interested in volunteering locally can contact me or come see me any Wednesday at the Hope Center.
Lloyd "Bucky" Conner
First Baptist of Albion will be assisting the Hope Center with the November 15, 2014 “Feed the Family".
The Little Prairie Christian Church will be assisting the Hope Center at the December 20, 2014 “Feed the Family”.
We only have two, (2), more months left in 2014 and we are looking for churches, youth groups, groups, or organizations to volunteer and help the Hope Center with our upcoming “Feed the Family” events for 2015. If your church, youth group, group or organization would be willing to help please call Kim Lingafelter @ 618-445-7923, Bucky Conner @ 618-516-3859 or Steve Smith @ 618-445-2065 to confirm the month you would like to assist.
Thank you to all who have helped the Hope Center at our “Feed the Family” events throughout the year/years. We look forward to working with you all again in the future; we also hope to get the opportunity of working with new churches, organizations, youth groups, and individuals in the days to come.
Hope Center Volunteers:
Judy Krzoska, Bucky Conner, Kim Lingafelter, Tonya Moore, Ryker Moore, Steve Smith, Mary Beth Smith, Gabe Smith, Bethany Mendenhall, Dwayne Hubble, Roberta Hubble, Hunter Futrill, David Moore
Steve Smith: Director/Chaplain
Kim Lingafelter: Assistant Director
Lloyd “Bucky” Conner: Assistant Coordinator; Toys for Tots Assistant Coordinator; Media Specialist; Hope Center Outreach
Tonya Moore: Assistant Coordinator; Toys for Tots Assistant Coordinator; Hope Center Outreach
The Hope Center is a non-profit, Christian based organization. All donations are appreciated. Our focus is on the ever-changing needs of Edwards and surrounding counties.
Our motto is: "We desire to be a helping hand, not a handout. Sharing in caring; “Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together.
~ Ecclesiastes 4:9